Wondering how to kill Cole Walker in Ghost Recon Breakpoint? You’re not alone. This tough-as-nails antagonist has proven to be a source of frustration for many players, but that hasn’t stopped them from trying to take him down early. The leader of the Wolves private military group is much more powerful than any enemy you’ll face in the game, and you’ll need some tips and tricks up your sleeve if you want to defeat him and finish the campaign.
How to kill Cole Walker in Ghost Recon Breakpoint
1. Stealthily eliminate surrounding enemies
As you approach the bridge that leads to the base in the final mission, take out your drone and start marking enemies. You’ll see a few standard grunts across the bridge, some heavy units with mini-guns, and most importantly, an alarm-sounder standing next to a small building at the end of the bridge.
Use a sniper rifle to eliminate the first few soldiers, then take out the alarm-sounder with another shot. Once you do this, there is a good chance the heavy enemies nearby will be alerted, but you can still eliminate them before the rest of their friends know what is going on.
Next, pull out your drone again and keep marking targets. You’ll see a few more heavy units, and a watchtower close to your location is home to a heavy unit wielding a rocket launcher. Send your drone out into the center of the base and you’ll also see a Behemoth tank. Do everything in your power to take out enemies quietly without the tank seeing you because you’re going to have to take it out in the next step.
2. Take down the Behemoth
You can skip killing most of the enemies on the base if you want to go straight for killing Cole Walker himself, but the Behemoth tank must be eliminated before you meet.
The most dangerous type of drone in Ghost Recon Breakpoint, the Behemoth can fire devastating machine guns up close and its mortars can hit you from nearly anywhere on the base. Your best bet for eliminating it quickly is to first use any available rocket rounds and aim for its glowing red spots, as these take more damage than the rest of the Behemoth.
Once you’ve fired your rockets, remove the silencer on your primary weapon and start firing at the weak spots from behind cover. You will have to move every few seconds when a red glowing area appears around you, as this means you’re in a mortar round’s area of effect. If you are hit by this, you will die. After doing this for a minute or two, the Behemoth should be destroyed, and you can enter the building Walker is hiding in.
3. Set a trap for Walker
It might be a little anticlimactic, but we found this strategy to be, by far, the easiest way to eliminate Cole Walker if you’re playing the final mission alone. Enter the doorway into the large room housing Walker and his Wolves, and immediately turn left toward the staircase. Put down several mines on the floor just in front of the staircase and sprint to the top.
Aim your weapon with the highest magazine size at the bottom of the staircase and wait for the Wolves to start chasing after you. Your goal is to kill all of them before they hit the mines, so Walker is the one who steps on them. It will likely take you a few tries to get the aiming and timing down, but a light machine gun can easily take out the pack before Walker turns the corner.
Once Walker arrives, start lighting him up with your weapon and back up so he is forced to start walking toward you. Don’t worry about the drones flanking him, as they will be destroyed when he hits the mines.
4. Kill any remaining enemies
There is a chance that you won’t be able to progress in the mission after killing Walker. In this case, go to the mission in your menu and select the “retry” option. You won’t have to kill Walker again, but you will need to eliminate all the other Wolves in the room before the next part of the mission will activate.
The same steps can solve some other bug problems, such as your character being unable to move, but if you encounter a situation where you can’t use your item wheel or drone properly, you’ll need to restart the game from your dashboard. If you ever choose to play the final mission again, Walker actually won’t be there, but you can still destroy the Behemoth, eliminate his men, and complete the mission.
How to kill Cole Walker at the beginning of Ghost Recon Breakpoint
Players have encountered other ways that you can kill Cole Walker if you want to skip most of the campaign. When you begin playing, your first mission will be to eliminate Walker, but it recommends a gear score of at least 150. Should you choose to ignore this, you can look for his officers and eventually head to the Howard Airfield, which is the same spot he’s located at the final mission in the standard path.
You can also kill Walker right at the beginning of the game by ignoring the game’s advice. There will be three helicopters you have to inspect, but ignore the one that is second on your journey and go for the third to unlock the Erewhon hub area. Buy a grenade launcher, as YouTube user Gmoney Mozart shows in his video, and then head for the second helicopter. Fire off a few rounds and Walker will be eliminated!
This isn’t mandatory. We actually defeated Walker on our own, but the final Ghost Recon Breakpoint campaign mission will be drastically easier if you are playing with at least one other person. Not only will this person be able to deal extra damage against enemies, but they’ll also draw fire away from you so that you can focus on dealing with Walker. Given how quickly he can shred your health bar, it will make the fight much more manageable.